Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Raj Kachori

Ok, so I took a day to post this, but I had a lot of things going on. This is a continued from my previous post of Khasta Kachori/ Crispy bread stuffed with lentils. Indians have this thing about chaats. Just the name of it gets us salivating. Any occasion in your house isn't complete if you don't serve one or the other form of chaat. We have a variety of chaats and this is one of those amazingly tantalizing chaats that you would prefer over any other meal once you've tasted it. You can eat the Kachoris as it is, but I like it when things are more spicy and well when you add Tamrind chutney, Mint chutney and a few other things, it becomes all the more fabulous and absolutely irresistible! So here's how you take the plain Khasta Kachori to another level. Also there's no proper way to eat it, I usually can't be hassled with a spoon or a knife, I just take the whole thing and bite it off! Pretty image, huh? But I can't help it, its so freakin' sexy! Get down and dirty and let the chutney coat your fingers, you can lick them clean later! :) Hope you enjoy making these....



You'll need

2 Boiled potatoes mashed
1 cup of black chick-peas cooked till they're soft
1 cup tamrind and Date Chutney
1 cup Mint and Coriander chutney
1/2 cup Pomegranate
1/2 cup Boondi (really tiny fried dumplings- available in Indian stores)
1 cup Fresh curd
Bunch of coriander
1-2 tsp of roasted cumin powder/ bhuna Jeera powder
chaat masala
Red chilli powder
Salt to taste
A pinch of love

Method

Tear away the top of the Kachori leaving just bout half inch of the edge. Take the curd/ yoghurt and beat it well so it becomes a little thinner in consistency. Add a tsp of sugar to balance the sourness and a tsp of salt.
Combine the boiled potatoes and the black chick-peas together. Stuff about a tablespoon of it in the Kachori. Start layering it now with Curd, Tamrind chutney, Mint chutney, Salt, chilli powder, chaat masala, cumin/ Jeera powder, Fresh boondi, Pomegranate and lastly garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Your plate of Raj Kachori Chaat is ready! Serve with love and eat immediately cause it will get soggy because of the wet ingredients. A treat in your mouth, isn't it?! :))




2 comments:

  1. wow..... i never knew u love to cook.. m a big foodie too... lol delecious recepie

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  2. Thanks n I absolutely love to cook Aman! :) Especially if something is as fun n tasty as this!

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